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Game Designer

About Prodigy:

In the last 4 years, Prodigy has gone from 3,000 to over 10,000,000 students across North America (including 80% of all Ontario students), and is currently the fastest growing educational startup in North America. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to help an entire generation of students to LOVE learning math while working alongside some of the brightest and most passionate people in education and gaming.

In this job, you will be responsible for:

  • Identifying, investigating, and validating problems - both in design and iteration
  • Crafting and designing new features to solve customer problems and needs, including those that both increase engagement and those centered around promoting membership
  • Using metrics to guide decisions and determine the success of new features
  • Writing character dialogue, storylines, flavor text and copy
  • Creating and maintaining core game curves (experience, economy, etc)
  • 75% Game Design, 25% Product Owner duties

Skills required:

  • Be imaginative and creative
  • Thorough understanding of game play theory
  • Skilled in user interface design and prototyping
  • 5+ years working in the field (game design, content developer)
  • Absolute passion for gaming and game development
  • Strong investigation and research skills

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of programming languages at a scripting level
  • Background in user-driven UI design
  • Artistic abilities (drawing, painting, sketching, graphic design)
  • Experience designing for and working with children
  • Knowledge of the educational industry as it applies to gaming
  • Writing abilities, narrative and storytelling development skills
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